Player and assistant coach interviews will commence later this morning as usual, and our morning links commence right now.
--- Today's story: Washington was able to sit, watch and learn during the weekend while several other Pac-12 teams were "sweating," coach Chris Petersen said.
--- California receiver Trevor Davis, whom the Huskies will see this weekend, won Pac-12 special-teams player of the week honors after returning two kickoffs for touchdowns in Cal's 60-59 victory at Washington State.
--- Washington State coach Mike Leach fired special-teams coordinator Eric Russell after the Cougars allowed two kickoff returns for touchdowns and missed a 19-yard field goal against California.
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